Did you know that 75-85% of adults will experience back pain at some point in their life? The good news is that many cases of back pain can be resolved without surgery. One such treatment option is spinal decompression. This therapy uses gentle, controlled traction to take the pressure off of your spine and help it heal. If you've been suffering from back pain, visit our family chiropractor, Dr. Bozzone, at Marsch Chiropractic Center in Orangeburg, SC.
What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a type of traction therapy used to treat back pain. This therapy involves stretching the spine using a traction table. When you lie on the table, straps are used to hold you in place. The table then moves to gently stretch your spine. Gently stretching the spine takes the pressure off of your discs and nerves, allowing them to heal.
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment option for back pain. It doesn't use drugs or surgery, making it a low-risk option. Each session lasts about 30-45 minutes. A course of treatment typically consists of several sessions, depending on your individual needs.
Spinal Decompression Is Not Suitable for Everyone
While spinal decompression is an effective treatment option, it's not suitable for everyone. Your doctor will need to evaluate your condition to determine whether it's the right treatment for you. Spinal decompression may not be suitable if you have:
- A history of spinal surgery
- Certain types of cancer
- Metal implants in your spine
Tell your doctor about any medical conditions you have to ensure that spinal decompression is right for you.
The Side Effects of Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression is a low-risk treatment option. However, as with any treatment, there are some side effects associated with it. You may feel dizzy or nauseous during the treatment. You may also experience headaches or muscle soreness afterward. These side effects are usually very mild and temporary.
Visit Marsch Chiropractic Center in Orangeburg, SC
Back pain can make it difficult to live your best life. If you are struggling with back pain, spinal decompression therapy may be the answer. Come see Dr. Bozzone at Marsch Chiropractic Center in Orangeburg. We will perform a comprehensive evaluation and develop a customized treatment plan. Call our team today at (803) 536-1635 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.